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Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos' Bloody Standoff With Paddock Detailed

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A message of condolences for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting is displayed outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, October 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 01:12 PM

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, hailed as a hero after risking his life seeking out Stephen Paddock's sniper’s nest 32 stories above a scene of deadly carnage, revealed his own bloody standoff with the killer.

Paddock shot the unarmed Campos in the leg as he was moving toward the room outside in the hallway, The Daily Beast reported being told by Dave Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.

Paddock had set up surveillance equipment outside his room to tip him when someone approached, authorities said.

Campos had taken an elevator to the 32nd floor of the hotel because the stairway door had been blocked, The Daily Beast said, and when Campos got to the door where he suspected Paddock was barricaded, he was met with gunfire through the door.

The wounded Campos then radioed casino dispatch informing them of his and Paddock's location in the hotel. Police said the suspect fired some 200 rounds at them as they approached the room, The Daily Beast noted.

After locating Paddock, and somehow surviving the next shootout in which Paddock reportedly killed himself, the injured Campos then helped police clear hotel guests out of other rooms on the floor using his key pass, until he was ordered to seek medical treatment, People magazine reported.

"It is amazing that the security guard didn't sustain additional injury," Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said on Wednesday in praising Campos, per People.

Many hailed Campos's heroism online.

"I think we need to recognize the position that these officers hold," Hickey told the Daily Beast Wednesday. "Security professionals in those kind of venues — whether it's a bank or a hotel or Disney World — I'm telling you that I don't think that our officers are recognized enough for the valuable role that they play in protecting property, people and even the nation."

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported a GoFundMe page was established for Campos. More than $10,000 has been raised so far, according to the GoFundMe page.

"Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support for him while he gets back on his feet," Liliana Rodriguez said on the page. "This is a young man that I work with day in and day out. Any financial support would be appreciated for the time he would need to recover."

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